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Old 03-12-2010, 06:16 PM   #1
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E36 tire size question.

When I bought my car last year, it came with 2 extra tires. I didn't bother to check the size, then, cuz well, usually people buy the correct size tires for their car, and they were free.

The 2 extra tires are 255/55R16.

The tires that are on the car now (all around) are 205/50R16.

Am I correct in assuming that the 2 extra tires wont fit on the rims I have now?

Thanks in advance.
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Old 03-12-2010, 07:09 PM   #2
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im running 225s and the rubber sticks outside rim.. I dont think u can go any bigger than 225 on stock rims but i could be wrong. This is something i would be interested in finding out as well.
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Not even close to fitting.

By the way the tires currently on the car are an inch undersized, get the stock size next time (205/55 or 225/50).
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Not only is it too wide for the rim, but the tire is way too big.


Maybe he had an suv n gave you the wrong tires.
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Okay. Thanks guys.
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Old 03-12-2010, 10:25 PM   #6
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Sorry guys, I made a mistake on the tire size of the extra tires.

The correct size is 225/50/R16.

My car is lowered about 1-2inches.

Does that change anything?
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Old 03-12-2010, 10:31 PM   #7
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Does that change anything?
Yes, that means they will fit as that was a stock size.

I don't think you should run only two with your current 205/50/16s bcus they smaller and it may throw the abs n asc off.

205/55/16 is the right size or did you make a mistake their too?
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Old 03-12-2010, 10:37 PM   #8
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Yes, that means they will fit as that was a stock size.

I don't think you should run only two with your current 205/50/16s bcus they smaller and it may throw the abs n asc off.

205/55/16 is the right size or did you make a mistake their too?
No mistake this time, I triple checked, and wrote it down each time I checked again. I didn't rite it down the first time, which I should have.
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